Conservation Easement Steward

The non-profit Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests seeks a self-motivated individual for the position of Conservation Easement Steward. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field related to conservation or natural resources, 1 to 2 years’ experience in land conservation or a natural resources field, and functional knowledge of GIS mapping and GPS field data collection.

This is a full time position based at the Conservation Center in Concord, NH. The Conservation Easement Steward is responsible for ensuring that the Forest Society fulfills its perpetual stewardship responsibilities for over 750 conservation easements and deed restrictions covering more than 135,000 acres. The Conservation Easement Steward works directly with owners of protected lands and other Forest Society staff to ensure compliance with easement terms, cultivate cooperative relationships with landowners, and resolve potential compliance issues.

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is a statewide land conservation organization with 10,000 members that was founded in 1901 to protect New Hampshire’s most important landscapes and promote wise use of its renewable natural resources. Today, the Forest Society owns 185 reservations in communities across the state, stewards more than 750 conservation easements and deed restrictions, and conducts ongoing programs in advocacy, land protection, sustainable forest management, and environmental education.

A copy of the full job description is available at https://forestsociety.org/conservation-easement-steward-1

The Forest Society offers benefits and a unique office environment in our award-winning, energy-efficient building overlooking the Merrimack River Conservation Area.

Applications are due Monday April 12, 2021. The position has a desired start date of Monday, May 17th, Please email a resume and cover letter (both in PDF format) to Naomi Brattlof, Easement Stewardship Director, at nbrattlof@forestsociety.org. Please write “Conservation Easement Steward Position” in the email subject line. The Forest Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.